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Charming 4BR on 2 Acres Near Water!


Entire home/apt

9 Guests

4 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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About this listing

Last days available for summer! Wed., July 5 - Sat., July 8, and Sat., July 22 - Sun., July 30 (eight days). Charming, peaceful and gracious 4BR/3BA home in a private enclave! On two semi-secluded acres abutted by conservation land, 200 yds from bay inlet and nature reserve with a mile of waterfront! Walk to Crystal Lake: 0.4 mi. Legendary Nauset Beach and Skaket Beach are 3 miles away. Huge outdoor deck overlooking nature. Ping pong, outdoor shower. Weber grill. Well equipped and comfortable!

The space

Charming, gracious and simple living on a private, dead-end, country road in a private enclave near water! Nestled on two woodsy acres, our four-bedroom, three bath home is spacious, and is in a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing location. With a rustic barn for ping pong and more protected living space!

Bright, roomy kitchen is well equipped for culinary artistry. New five-burner electric stove with convection oven. Large dishwasher, heavy duty washing machine and dryer, microwave, mixer.

Dining room seats eight, and a dining nook in the kitchen that seats four.

The huge elevated mahogany deck is an outdoor living area with a new Weber gas grill, dining table (seats 8 - 10) with umbrella, and an outdoor lounge. Lovely view onto wild nature, birds and the occasional turkey, deer, fox, and rabbit.

The large living room has three sofas, a flat-screen TV, and a magnificent fireplace.

Three bedrooms, second floor: Master bedroom with king bed, en-suite full bath and dressing room. Second bedroom with a queen bed. Third bedroom with two singles. And another full bath on the second floor.

One bedroom, first floor: bedroom with double brass bed and a single bed, with sliding doors to deck.

Bonus: recreation barn! Our spacious rustic barn has a new tournament-quality ping pong table, simple lounge furniture, and lights. Enjoy yourselves at night without disturbing the sleep of others.

TV, WiFi, hot outdoor shower, lots of books, cd/radio players, I-pod player.

A/C in the three bedrooms on the second floor, the living room and kitchen. The first floor bedroom doesn't have A/C, but we also offer lots of floor fans.

Many nice details in this custom-built home. Warm oak floors, cathedral ceiling front entry with skylight, hand-made front door fit for a castle, glowing wood paneling, stained glass, tiles, beams, a brick wall, bay windows, large fireplace, lanterns.

Great flow of space. Tastefully decorated. Immaculate.

Off the beaten path and away from the crowds. Birds sing all day. Extremely relaxing feeling surrounded by nature and very near ocean, bay and lakes. The weathered barn completes the atmosphere of rural tranquility on an unpaved country lane.

Orleans town center has all conveniences including excellent supermarkets, a fruit market, clothing boutiques, live music, art galleries, fish and wine stores, and some of the best restaurants on Cape Cod.

A wonderful place for families and groups of friends who want to escape the crowds and be close to beaches, bays, lakes, woods -- pure nature -- and the charm of a New England town settled by Pilgrims in 1693. A place to create sweet memories.

Walk to:

-- Crystal Lake (0.4 mi), clear as the name implies, sandy bottom, is at the beginning of our private road. An easy walk or bike ride, which is convenient as it has a small very small parking lot, which keeps the crowds away from the best lake in Orleans :).

-- Kent's Point Conservation Area (200 yards), a 28-acre peninsula with a mile of waterfront, trails with great views, and a secret little beach (foot access only) at mid to high tide. From the tip of the Point you can see clear across Pleasant Bay to Nauset Beach

-- Deeded access to a cove (200 yards) leading to The River, a salt water inlet of Pleasant Bay, which opens to the great blue sea. Bring a canoe or kayak, or rent one locally and have it delivered to the house, and explore coves and bay.

-- Private Namequoit Sailing Association (200 yards) offers week-long sailing lessons for children 8+ years. Lovely water view from their hilltop

-- Behind our house are acres of woods and conservation land.

Nearby:

-- Spectacular Nauset Beach (3 miles, no traffic lights), popular with surfers, is the Cape's best ocean beach. Walk along a 10-mile stretch of virgin beach within Cape Cod National Seashore, a sensational national park extending along the entire Outer Cape, from Orleans to Provincetown -- with many gorgeous, sandy bottom, peaceful lakes (motorboats not permitted)!
-- Skaket Beach (3 mi.), on the warmer waters of Cape Cod Bay, faces West, great sunsets, walk for miles on tidal flats at low tide (get there 2 hours before low tide), sandy beach, great for children.
-- Pilgrim Lake (1 mile, sandy beach, great for kids, bigger parking lot)
-- Nickerson State Park (four miles), 1,900 acres with big, pristine lakes with sandy beaches, and trails through the woods.
-- The Cape Cod Rail Trail, 1.8 miles away, is a 25-mile bike trail that passes through the center of Orleans. It takes you to the lakes of to Nickerson State Park in Brewster, and the gorgeous beaches and lakes of Wellfleet -- without any parking hassles (Wellfleet doesn’t allow non-residents to park at most beaches and lakes except after 5 p.m.)! Rent bikes next to the Trail, or rent them for the week and have them delivered to the house.
-- Orleans town center, 1.7 miles
-- Wellfleet, 14 miles,
-- Provincetown, 28 miles, with lots of spectacular beauty along the way.
-- 90 miles to Boston

Bed Configuration:

-- Master: Queen
-- BR2: Two singles
-- BR 3: Double
-- BR 4: Double and a single

Notes:

-- Please inquire regarding low-season stays.
-- Sleeps eight, maximum.
-- Bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels, or rent them locally (with delivery to our house). We provide fresh blankets, pillows and -- of course -- mattress and pillow protectors.
-- Dogs possible for a fee of $100/week per dog, and an additional refundable security deposit of $200 per dog. Please tells us size and breed. No cats.
-- Fireplaces, and the bottom and top levels of the three-level barn, are off limits to renters.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll give you insider tips about about Orleans and the Outer Cape. Please also see my reviews as host of an Airbnb apartment in NYC.

Guest access

Fireplaces may not be used. Only the main floor barn is accessible. Roam our two acres, the conservation land behind the house, and cross the road to 28-acre Kent's Point Conservation Area and its mile of waterfront. Our deeded access to the bay inlet, suitable for launching canoes and kayaks, is 200 yards down the road.

Interaction with guests

I'm Granpa's son, and I'm available by e-mail and phone. We have a knowledgeable local manager if any needs arise.

Other things to note

Bring or rent your own towels, bed linens, bath mats. We provide mattress and pillow protectors, blankets and comforters. I'll direct you to linen rental, delivered to house.

Fee of $100 per dog per week, and an additional refundable security deposit of $200 per dog. Please tell us breed, age and weight.

We have an excellent local manager in Orleans to take care of the house.


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $500
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No cats. Fee for and additional refundable security deposit for each dog. Kindness and respect for our house and its contents, please. We encourage you to read our many books, but kindly remember to put them back on the shelves where other guests and our family can enjoy them.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Stephanie User Profile
September 2014
We had an excellent time at Granpa's Farm-- its nestled in a private street in Orleans, Cape Cod with very convenient access to great nature and water. There is a pond and inlet just stroll down the rustic street, and we also adventured to nearby beaches and lakes (highly recommend Flax Pond in Nickerson State Park). The house is spacious and sweet, with great amenities for hosting groups and cooking up a storm. We relaxed in the sunshine and woods of the terrace and the grill was clean and ready to roar. David was exceptionally prompt and informative in the booking process and was a very thoughtful and hospitable host via his communications with us. There was a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers when we arrived and he also was amenable to pricing options for extending the stay if we needed (we ended up leaving on time). His followup call at the end of the trip was very nice. We are very grateful for the relaxation in the beautiful surroundings of his home in Cape Cod! The pricing was also very reasonable for the digs. We would book this again. Just remember to bring your own towels, bed linens, tp & shower toiletries and you are all good.

Rick User Profile
August 2014
The house is in a beautiful setting. The deck at the back of the house overlooks a conservation area, full of trees, and is a lovely place to have breakfast, sit and read, or lounge and do nothing. The kitchen has more pots and pans and bowls and appliances than any house we've ever rented. The upstairs master has great light and is very peaceful. On the not so good side, the living room has lots of games, but is not a particularly inviting room to hang out in.
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.
Response from David:
Thank you for the kind words, Rick! As pictured, the large, beautiful living room is equipped with two comfortable sofas, deep leather armchairs, two coffee tables, lots of good books, a large flat panel TV with cable and, yes, games. It's decorated with hand-made ship models, and there's a large fireplace with beautiful brickwork. Other guests find it a warm and inviting room, although the deck is the main attraction in summer. I'd love to know what could make the living room more inviting! I'm always keen to make improvements to meet guests' needs. Thanks again!
August 2014

Emanuela User Profile
July 2014
My family had a fantastic stay here. The house and host are exceptional. The photos to this house -- and its lovely location -- don't do justice. The house is beautiful and charming, impeccably clean, comfortable and well equipped, and it's located in a very quiet and secluded large yard full of birds and nature, with several bodies of water a short walk away, beaches nearby, and a stunning waterfront conservation area almost across the road. David was very attentive and responsive, provided lots of insider suggestions of what to do and where to go, and really cared that we enjoy our stay to the utmost. There was a hurricane when we were here and David responded immediately to have storm damage cleaned up. Highly recommended, great place for families or anybody to go and relax, and be close to nature, the sea and lakes.

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David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.

I travel a lot, mostly to Europe and Latin America, for my work as a consultant to international development organizations, NGOs and businesses. I also contribute time to helping filmmakers and artists. Variety is the spice of my life, and I love sharing the experience of my flavorful NYC neighborhood and a house close to nature on Cape Cod (please see my reviews).

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